How To Become An Instant Poet?

Writing is …creating LIFE in words…life in words of anybody and anyone…like the tourist who’s busy taking beautiful photographs…unmindful of the fact that for every photo he takes, he possesses a thousand stories at stake…



Robin, a follower who has been generously sharing his (I am not sure if I am using the correct pronoun; maybe he is a she)…thoughts on almost every blog I wrote; has inspired me to work further on creative writing…this time let me share with you one important aspect that every writer should consider…



we may not reveal ourselves fully…we may not speak loudly what is in our hearts..we may not ask questions at times…we may not want to know the truth, but when we write we uncover our souls…we unleash our stories…we reveal ourselves…we come out naked…

Literature is…the baseline of all written materials

It is about our…



…Joys and problems






…Feelings & experiences

Is an expression of life in words of truth and beauty.

It is a written record of man’s spirit, his emotions, his thoughts, and aspirations.

It is the history and only history of the human soul.

One aspect of Literature which I wanted to focus this time is POETRY.

If we delight in the study of poetry & appreciate poems we usually have awareness of artistic features. Poetry has a very useful and serious function…it embodies the deep truths that reveal to us the complex living organism called HUMAN BEING

We are a complex human being… our complexities are as vague as the sky on a stormy day…but literature reveals some of that vagueness…


Poets are not only authors…

They are inventors of the arts of life

They are the teachers who draw into certain dimensions the beautiful and the truth

They are mirrors of the future who cast shadows upon the present…..



Let’s kick it off with this simple exercise…

1.People poetry


Direction: 1st line—–think of a love one (noun)


2nd line —–use two descriptive words to describe your loved one (adj., conjunction, adj.)

Gentle and sweet

3rd line—– tell what your loved one does and how he/she does it. (verb-adverb)

Loves tenderly

4rth line—–compare the qualities of your loved one to others or something else (use simile)

As the moon loves the night

5th line —–Have a wish

If only I could be with her


Now, let’s put this together



                    Gentle and sweet

                     Loves tenderly

              As the moon loves the night

              If only I could be with him…

Now it’s your turn…go ahead grab that pen..think of someone you love the most…Write a poem for him or her..then read it to him/her… as you melt his/her heart out…Good luck!


2. Object Poetry

  • Directions: 1st line –think of something you would like to talk about (noun)


  • 2ND line- us two descriptive words to describe the thing (adj., conjunction, adj.)

Precious and beautiful

  • 3rd line – tell what the thing does and how it does it. (verb – adverb)

            Falls deeply

  • 4th line – compare (use simile)

As mysterious as the sky above

  • 5th line – have a wish

If only I could perfectly have it…


Now let’s put this together…


                       Precious and beautiful

                           Falls deeply

                  As mysterious as the sky above

                   If only I could perfectly have it…


Again, it’s your turn…go ahead grab that pen..think of something you adore the most…

Did you make it? Tell me…..let me know…

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links – –

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